Here are the 2018 Amanda winners

19. August 2018

What Will People Say won the most prizes during yesterday’s Amanda ceremony, with four awards in the categories of Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release, Best Actor, Best Director and Best Screenplay. The Amanda Committee Honorary Award went to the author and screenwriter Lars Saabye Christensen.

With their first film roles, Andrea Berntzen and Solveig Koløen Birkeland won respectively Best Actress and Best Actress in a Supporting Role for their efforts in Erik Poppe’s U – July 22. Anchors Up – Boats to the Rescue secured Simen Alsvik and Will Ashurst an Amanda for Best Children’s Film. Ingar Helge Gimle won Best Actor for Going West, his third Amanda. Jakob Ihre won his second Amanda for Best Cinematography with Thelma, while Christian Schaaning won his fourth Amanda for Best Sound Design for The 12th Man.

The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper went to make-up artist Veslemøy Fosse Ree.

Audiences voted The 12th Man directed by Harald Zwart as the winner of The People’s Amanda.

The Norwegian International Film Festival and the Amanda Committee are proud to present this year’s Amanda winners:

Best Norwegian Film in Theatrical Release
What Will People Say – Produced by Maria Ekerhovd for Mer Film, directed by Iram Haq

Best Children’s Film
Anchors Up – Boats to the Rescue – Produced by Sigurd Slåttebrekk for Animando, directed by Simen Alsvik and Will Ashurst

Best Director
Iram Haq – What Will People Say

Best Actress
Andrea Berntzen – U – July 22

Best Actor
Adil Hussain – What Will People Say

Best Actress in a Supporting Role
Solveig Koløen Birkeland – U – July 22

Best Actor in a Supporting Role
Ingar Helge Gimle – Going West

Best Screenplay
Iram Haq – What Will People Say

Best Cinematography
Jakob Ihre – Thelma

Best Art Direction/scenography
Sebastian Ekeberg and Astrid Maria Sætren – The Monkey and the Mouth

Best visual effects
Lars Erik Hansen (Gimpville), Morten Jacobsen (Storm Studios), Alexander Kadim (VARG Studios) and Arne Kaupang – The 12th man

Best Music
Ola Fløttum – Thelma

Best Editing
Olivier Bugge Coutté – Thelma

Best Sound Design
Christian Schaanning – The 12th Man

Best Short Film
No Man Is an Island – directed by and produced by Ali Parandian for Anicca Pictures

Best documentary
My Heart Belongs to Daddy – produced by Carsten Aanonsen for Indie Film, directed by Sofia Haugan

Best Foreign Film in Theatrical Release
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri – directed by Martin McDonagh, distributed by Twentieth Century Fox Norway

The People’s Amanda
The 12th Man – Produced by Aage Aaberge (Nordisk Film Production), Espen Horn (Motion Blur), Veslemøy Ruud Zwart (Zwart Arbeid), directed by Harald Zwart

The Amanda Committee’s Golden Clapper
Veslemøy Fosse Ree

The Amanda Committee Honorary Award
Lars Saabye Christensen